Specialist Health Visitor - Infant Mental Health

Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
13 Jun 2020
12 Jul 2020

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development and delivery of a specialist team supporting families experiencing difficulties with the parent-infant relationship.

The Little Minds Matter: Bradford Infant Mental Health Service is a Better Start Bradford Project. Better Start Bradford is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to help children in Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor, and Little Horton get the best start in life. We are delivered by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust in partnership with Family Action.

This new post is funded by the Reducing Inequalities in City programme (RiC). The post holder will be part of an exciting development; expanding our service offer across Bradford City. The funding for this post is confirmed for four years and will be supported by robust monitoring of outcomes and service evaluation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner who lead the integration of health visiting and infant mental health on behalf of Little Minds Matter. You will play a key role in promoting infant mental health across Bradford. This post would ideally suit a qualified Health Visitor and / or a practitioner trained in the Family Nurse Partnership programme. You will have a good knowledge of difficulties in the parent-infant relationship, understanding of infant mental health, and development through infancy and early childhood.

This is a unique opportunity for you to join a highly committed team to:
  • Work preventatively in the antenatal and postnatal period (conception to 24 months), supporting the parent-infant relationship, partners and relevant caregivers to promote infant mental health and wellbeing
  • Educate and train members and other professionals who work with infants and their families on effective strategies for promoting healthy social and emotional wellbeing in very young children
  • Promote and disseminate research and information to Improve professional and public recognition of, and advocate the interests of, Infant Mental Health
  • Support colleagues in maternity services, health visiting, family hubs and children's services across the region by providing high quality consultation, advice and guidance.

This is a permanent role with funding for 45 months.

We manage candidates' applications through the trac.jobs recruitment system.
This means that all of the information provided in your application form will be
securely transferred from NHS Jobs following submission, and it will only be
used for the purpose for which it was provided.

We would welcome applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

Our workforce supports dynamic working practices such as reducing travel, printing, and making more efficient use of digital information and technology. To support this process, we need people who share our excitement, embrace different ways of working and new technologies and are able to work flexibly across organisational boundaries.

As an associated teaching NHS Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation Trust is committed to supporting high quality research that will enable us to deliver excellent, evidence-based care to our service users. We support all our staff to be actively involved in evidence-based practice and research as part of their personal development.

Candidates applying for this vacancy are informed that preference will be given to Trust staff who are currently going through the organisational change process within the Trust and the role may be withdrawn from external candidates on this basis. In the event of this happening the Trust will inform candidates via their email address on NHS Jobs.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and in particular Bradford District Care Trust is keen to reflect the population we serve, we are currently under represented in terms of black and minority ethnic staff. Applications are encouraged from these groups, but it must be stressed that selection will be solely on merit and in accordance with the Trust recruitment policy.

We will consider a variety of flexible working arrangements to enable staff to balance their work and homes lives and support staff by offering a range of benefits including nursery facilities. We are also proud to pledge our support to the Armed Forces and hold a Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

We want to understand how you demonstrate the values, skills and knowledge that we are looking for. Please ensure that you read the job description and person specification attached below as this will help you complete your application.

Ref: A20246851

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